The Ransom of Red Chief by O'Henry is a hilarious short story that centers around two kidnappers, Sam & Bill. They kidnap a young boy from a wealthy family, but are tormented by the boy to the extent that they pay his father to take him back.
This mini unit focuses on vocabulary, irony, understanding text, and analyzing a story.
It includes 2 vocabulary puzzles with keys, two sets of discussion questions with answers, as well as a pacing guide and activities for presenting the story to your students.
The full text of the story is not included due to copyright laws.
Students love this story and almost never expect the ending.